Shepherd traditions

Depending on the pastured animals the shepherds were differently assessed. Highest in the hierarchy were the horsemen – as horses were the most valuable in the Puszta – they were followed by the „cowboys” and then the sheep shepherds and those look after the pigs. According to the work and responsibility that was carried out during work, the most effective and most experienced sheperds became the leaders. They were responsible for the amount of animals with their own asset and they hired their junior shepherds and other helpers.

Sweep well

Bull whip

Grazing animals of the Puszta


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